As part of a special encore presentation of Eight Forty-Eight, producer Katie O'Brien looked back on the year’s milestones. The saga of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been punctuated by many significant—sometimes bizarre—chapters since his arrest in 2008.
Rod Blagojevich received his sentence Wednesday: 14 years for 18 counts of corruption. The ex-Illinois governor was first arrested nearly three years ago on Dec. 9, 2008. He was ordered to report to prison next February.
Illinois politicians rushed to release prepared statements following former Governor Rod Blagojevich's sentencing to 14 years in prison on corruption charges.Lieutenant Governor Shelia Simon:"We cannot rely on a prison sentence to deter corruptio
Updated at 3:40 p.m. Rod Blagojevich has been sentenced to 14 years in prison, and ordered to turn himself in on February 16 of next year.“Every governor, even our worst, helped someone and does good things for people," federal Judge James Zagel said to the former Illinois governor.
Rod Blagojevich’s sentencing hearing gets underway Tuesday. It came nearly six months after the ex-governor was convicted on 18 counts of corruption. Prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge James Zagel for 15 to 20 years in prison.
Updated 11/6/11 at 9:27 a.m.Ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich didn't say much as he left his Chicago home en route to his sentencing hearing in federal court Tuesday.Blagojevich was greeted by a crowd of media when he walked out of his house Tuesday.